Psocids As Global Pests Of Stored Products

Hardback
January 2023
9781789245523
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • ISBN 9781789245523
  • Language English
  • Pages 136 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$130.00

Psocids have become widespread pests of stored products during the last two decades, yet little was known about their biology and management until this change in their pest status. The aim of this book is to synthesize current information on biology and management of these stored-product insect pests. The book covers their identification, biology and ecology, monitoring, chemical and non-chemical control, resistance to insecticides, molecular biology, and the future of stored-product psocid research.

This is the first ever comprehensive book on Psocids infesting stored products and is written by a carefully selected list of experts on these pests. It is essential reading for all those involved in the control of pests in stored products and post-harvest systems, students and researchers in applied entomology and pest management practitioners in general.

Preface: The Order Psocoptera and their importance for stored products
Manoj Nayak, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia and Christos Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
1. Biology and ecology of stored-product psocids
Manoj Nayak, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia,
Christos Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
2. Biology and ecology of stored-product psocids
Shiqian Feng, China Agricultural University, China, Farman Ullah,
China Agricultural University, China and Zhihong Li, China Agricultural
University, China
3. Monitoring of stored-product psocids
George Opit, Oklahoma State University, USA and Sandipa Gautam,
Lindcove Research and Extension Center, USA
4. Chemical control of stored-product psocids
Dan Dan Wei, Southwest University, China, Ze Qing Miao, Southwest
University, China, Yan Qing Tu, Southwest University, China, Peng Yu
Guo, Southwest University, China and Jin Jun Wang, Southwest
University, China
5. Resistance to chemical insecticides in stored-product
psocids
James Campbell, Centre for Grain and Animal Health Research, USA
6. Non-chemical control of stored-product psocids
Manoj Nayak, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia,
Christos Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
7. Molecular biology of stored-product psocids
Vaclav Stejskal, Crop Research Institute, Czech Republic, Christos
Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece, Tomas Vendl, Crop
Research Institute, Czech Republic and Manoj Nayak, Department of
Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia
8. The future of stored-product psocid research
Manoj Nayak, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia,
Christos Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece

Christos G. Athanassiou

Dr. Christos G. Athanassiou is a Professor of Entomology at the Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Greece. He is internationally recognized for his research on chemical and non-chemical control of stored product insects and mites, and the development of sampling methods in post-harvest entomology.

Manoj K. Nayak

Dr. Manoj K. Nayak is Principal Research Scientist and Leader of the Postharvest Grain Protection Unit, Crop and Food Science, Agri-Science Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia.

psocids; pest management; post-harvest; stored product